Ginger Commandment | Numero Dos

You don’t have to spend $500 on a haircut – that’s a ridiculous thing I certainly haven’t done – but I don’t want to hear your bitching if your next Fantastic Sam’s cut goes wrong.

On a budget? I’ve been there! Try a beauty institute for a haircut done by a student under supervision of trained professionals. I’ve had my hair done by Aveda almost-graduates in Chicago, Ann Arbor, and Royal Oak. Do you have a favorite fancy salon near you? They may accept hair models for an apprentice program or check out Salon Apprentice for a list of stylists looking for people like you – fabulous and frugal.

Ginger Commandment TwoSource Image: Vogue + extra design by Yours Truly



Long time readers and pals may recall that I’ve always kind of hated Pinterest. These days I find great pieces of inspiration, but it’s another outlet for people to talk about their great lives without acknowledging that they’re maybe a little screwed up at times. I’m not saying everyone in the world is screwy, I’m just saying that if you go by the Facebook status, Pinterest recipe, or Twitter update, people have zero problems in their lives. I call bullshit.


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Ginger Commandment | The First

I’ve phoned it in on a few of these challenge posts, haven’t I? Who cares – I gave you puppies! The point is, I haven’t let myself down yet, and honestly it’s the greatest gift I can give myself at the moment. That and maybe a few more trips to the gym and a couple less cupcakes with Kelly.

Today I present you with something Pinterest-inspired: a piece of advice made pretty (because if there are two things I love, it’s telling people what they should do and making things pretty).

What makes you sparkle?

There’s nothing wrong with a little trend piece – even if you’re a little late to the game (ahem) – but if you don’t love how you feel in the latest pant cut or animal print then what’s the point of getting dressed in the morning? Twenty years from now you’ll look at pictures of yourself and remember how you felt today. Don’t let that memory be uncomfortable! Even if you do wear a trend you’ll be embarrassed of in the future, at least that picture will make you smile remembering how great you felt, not sad for who you were trying to be. Continue reading